Stetson Wright dazzles in Round 7 with saddle bronc, bull riding wins

ARLINGTON, Texas – Stetson Wright is having a Wrangler National Finals Rodeo for the ages.
The 21-year-old, Utah cowboy won his first career Wrangler NFR go-round in saddle bronc riding with a 90.5-point trip on Hi Lo Pro Rodeo’s Larry Culpepper at Globe Life Field, Dec. 9.
Less than an hour later, he won bull riding with an 89-point ride on Universal Pro Rodeos’ Slinger.
Wright is the first cowboy to win two roughstock events in one night at the Finals since 2001. In Round 4 that year, Jesse Bail split the win in saddle bronc riding and won the bull riding outright.

Haven Meged sets Round 6 tie-down roping record
ARLINGTON, Texas – A year ago, tie-down roper Haven Meged stunned the ProRodeo world.
As a rookie, Meged won the 2019 world championship and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo average at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Team ropers Smith, Corkill tie Round 5 record with win
ARLINGTON, Texas – After experiencing a dry spell at the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, team ropers Clay Smith and Jade Corkill found glory Monday night.
Smith and Corkill stopped the clock in 3.6 seconds at Globe Life Field, which also tied the Round 5 NFR record set in the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Smith and Corkill now share the record with Garrett Tonozzi and Kinney Harrell (2006) and JoJo LeMond and Cory Petska (2010).

Bareback rider Tim O'Connell gets key Round 4 win

ARLINGTON, Texas – Tim O’Connell came to the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on a mission to win his fourth world championship.
That goal started slipping away after three rounds, but O’Connell regrouped nicely in Round 4 at Globe Life Field, Dec. 6.
The bareback rider who claimed world titles from 2016-18 had a 90.5-point ride on Fettig Pro Rodeo’s Pop A Top, tying the Round 4 record and capturing the victory.
O’Connell now shares the Round 4 record with Will Lowe (2004) and Ty Breuer (2017).

Saddle bronc rider Allen Boore snares Round 3 win with record ride

ARLINGTON, Texas – In his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo appearance, saddle bronc rider Allen Boore never won a go-round.

The Axtell, Utah, cowboy rectified that and more Dec. 5 during his second trip to the Finals.

Boore won Round 3 and set the go-round record with a 90.5-point ride on Calgary Stampede’s Yesterdays Delivery at Globe Life Field.

Ten days of intense, world-class competition culminated Saturday, December 6, with the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open Finals. The NRHA Futurity, held at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, featured top horses and riders from across the globe.
Thanks to the Futurity Challenge donors, for the first time in NRHA history the 2020 Level (L) 4 Open Futurity Champion earned $250,000.
Prior to the start of the MS Diamonds TX L4 Open Finals, NRHA Million Dollar Sire Shiners Voodoo Dr, NRHA Million Dollar Dam Princess In Diamonds, NRHA Million Dollar Dam Snip O Gun and NRHA Million Dollar Owner Hilldale Farm were all honored.

Great horses and riders were shining under the Friday-night lights of the Jim Norick Coliseum at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) CINCH Non Pro Futurity featured the top horses and riders from the preliminary round, and the Level (L)1 champion was decided in an exciting runoff.

To add to the CINCH Non Pro Finals pageantry, NRHA Million Dollar milestones were recognized by an in-arena ceremony prior to the start of the CINCH Non Pro Finals. NRHA’s newest Million Dollar Riders Cade McCutcheon, Matt Mills, Martin Muehlstaetter were presented with a special lapel pin courtesy of NRHA Corporate Partner MS Diamonds TX.

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